2019 .NYC Best of the Boroughs Contest


The .NYC registry team led by Neustar is hosting its annual Best of the Boroughs contest for .NYC domain name users. The contest aims to highlight and award five websites that use .NYC domain names. One winner from each of New York City’s five boroughs will be selected. The winner from each borough will received a $5,000 cash prize.

Here’s more information about this year’s contest:

“1 Time Each Year. We are celebrating the community of websites that make NYC, on .nyc and we want to feature your business, website or idea in an upcoming citywide advertising campaign. The .nyc domain, on behalf of the City of New York, is looking to showcase authentic .nyc websites as unique as their communities in our inaugural Best of Boroughs contest.

5 Winners

Looking for neighborhood bragging rights? We will have 5 winners across the city – one from each borough. We’re talking to you Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as an upcoming feature in a .nyc citywide ad campaign (plus a few other goodies).

Showcasing .nyc websites as authentic as their community. “

The five winners of last year’s Best of the Boroughs contest were:

  • Manhattan: Play:groundNYC (play-ground.nyc)
  • Brooklyn: Good Call (goodcall.nyc)
  • Queens: City Mission (citymission.nyc)
  • Bronx: Round Seven (blox.nyc)
  • Staten Island: Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation (downtownSI.nyc)

Submissions for this year’s contest are now being accepted. The final day to submit an entry is September 18th. A public voting period will follow the submission deadline, and the winners will be announced on October 23rd.

For more information about the contest and to read its rules and regulations, visit the contest website.


  1. gotta disagree with you there snoop. some tlds just passively take whatever money they can get, and everyone complains they don’t do marketing and community building..

    then one does and your take is its a sign of weakness.

    we do the same thing for .la, pinterest map shows over 1000 users, helps the community grow


    good contest .NYC

    Lori, im still ready for the .nyc versus .la challenge

    Page Howe

    • I lived in Manhattan for ten years and I never heard anyone refer to it as Manhattan Borough before. I have heard it officially called the Borough of Manhattan but never the other way.

      • My folks / extended family lived, grew up and worked in all 5 boroughs and I, too, don’t recall them referring to Manhattan other than by Manhattan’s districts or as simply “Manhattan”. That said, when the opportunity arose to acquire a few of the 5 boroughs, including the 3 mentioned, I chose to have a bit of fun and own a few. 😉
        Of course, Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer – https://www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov/ – might take exception to you or I disregarding Manhattan’s status as a borough or suggesting that her title and status as MBP is merely titular. 😉

        • Ms, Brewer is the “Borough President” whereby Manhattan is the descriptor rather than the title. Her business cards would likely say “Borough President” rather than “Manhattan Borough President.”

          That being said, I think you would likely know the value judging by offers you’ve received.

          Hope you do well with the names though.

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